The importance of Indigenous Economic Self-Determination within Investment Strategies

In recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ rights to self-determination, First Australians capital is empowering Indigenous entrepreneurs to create a new economy driven by First Australians for First Australians.  We recognise the significant opportunity to build the Indigenous business sector and – by extension – the Australian economy.

Yilam is Changing the Australian camping experience.

Kaley and Joanne Nicholson, the Co-Founders of Yilam, are a mother and daughter pair on a mission to create inclusive camping gear and on Country getaways that are accessible and exciting for everyday Australians. Connecting to Country has myriad benefits; this includes increased well-being, improvement in respect for the land and the opportunity to bring communities

First Australians Capital is pleased to announce the appointment of Liandra Gaykamangu and Gordon Cole to the FAC Board. 

As FAC grows, so does our Board; therefore, FAC is proud to welcome Liandra Gaykamangu and Gordon Cole to the FAC Board.  The diversity of Indigenous Australians’ culture and the difference amongst the lived experience of Indigenous people suggests that there isn’t a “one size fits all” model of “good Indigenous governance”1. What is important is

Amid a growing trend for natural eco-friendly products, an Indigenous-led and owned business — Native Secrets, has made its mark.

Native Secrets Co-founders Bidjara man Phil Thompson and Wailwan woman Cherie Thompson harvest native ingredients to create skincare products on Wiradjuri country (outside Dubbo). By harvesting overgrown species, they are restoring the lands natural biodiversity. Increased biodiversity helps reinvigorate the ecosystem for native wildlife, such as the rare Pink-tailed worm lizard. It also encourages other native

Leah Armstrong — Driving change

Navigating through systems can be a long journey but learning from the past is a way to unlock the future. First Australians Capital (FAC) Co-Chairperson and Managing Director, Leah Armstrong is a Torres Strait Islander woman with a passion to bring culture and capital together to stimulate economic growth in Indigenous businesses and communities creating greater opportunities for the next generations.

We have the Power: where’s the Love, where’s the Justice.

"Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love." Martin Luther King Jnr

Bethany Dance – Profile

A self-professed ‘mother hen,’ Wiradjuri woman Bethany realised early in life that she thrives when she is developing relationships and impacting others.   In between Bethany’s studies (she is in her final semester of a Bachelor of Communications, majoring in Journalism at Newcastle University) and her work at the local escape room, she is completing a marketing and communications internship at First Australians Capital.   “I am simply trying to

Wirrinyah Pty Ltd

Wirrinyah Pty Ltd is a local conservation, and land management service that focuses on working with local governments, businesses, and landholders to restore, conserve, and protect Indigenous cultural sites and Australia’s native flora and fauna.   Managing Director of Wirrinyah, Yugara woman Lynda Maybanks aims to have Indigenous land management practices revived, acknowledged and respected throughout Australia.   “I